In Star Wars: A New Hope, John Williams brought back the film score renaissance, shifting perceptions of greatness back in the direction of large orchestras. Star Wars was significant in the history of film and art because it gave prominence to the beginning of a neoclassic era. Star Wars appeared in 1977, when sound film was exactly 50 years old. Star Wars embraced the traditions of the past and generated its musical score from westerns, medieval romances, martial arts films, and romantic comedies. Instead of employing a theme song or popular music for the movie, John Williams wrote traditional symphony orchestra in a fascinating style.
E. Molinarez Prof. Valladares 04/27/2013 Critique of Badlands: Use of Sound I thought the music choice was very interesting for this film. In this movie Terrence Malick was wise in composing a demented understanding to the movie through the choice of his music. Malick understands how music works with images. In my opinion, he is a musical filmmaker like no other. Today sound is one of the richest sources of meaning in film and art (202).
2) What is the role of source music in Casablanca? (10 points) Source music in Casablanca is used to give a setting to a scene and portray the emotions of the characters. La Marseillaise is the French national anthem that is frequently played throughout the movie. It’s supposed to represent liberty, equality, and the Allies during WWII, which was the time period the movie is supposed to have taken place. A particular scene in which La Marseillaise had significant meaning was when German soldiers were singing the Nazi anthem in Rick’s Café and then almost the entirety of the other people in the café started to sing La Marseillaise to drown out the singing of the Germans.
The book has a narrative that whips along with anarchic frenzied humour and loveably-deranged characters, but that doesn’t mean it lacks depth. Many of the quotations from the Guide or Encyclopaedia Galactica deal with themes of atheism versus religious dogma and, in a mocking and yet still profound way, the meaning of life, the universe and everything. One of the guiding principles of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is that of absurdity, coupled with the concept of coincidence and improbability. This does not mean that the whole book is a series of events that occur in random order. Most of the extreme examples of meaninglessness, in fact, do have a cause—they are the products of the Infinite Improbability Drive on the Starship Heart of Gold.
Ridley Scott's Alien released in 1979 is a film that can be categorised as such an art horror. Alien's writer Dan O'Bannon described his goal as wanting it to be like the science fiction film like Dark Star (released in 1974), only "as a horror not a comedy" (DVD commentary, 2003). At the time, this mix of genre's was almost unheard of. The success of Alien however can be attributed to many things, the cinematography techniques being one of the stand out features of the film. It received several awards for the cinematography and an Oscar nomination for art/set decoration (1979).
Syd Barret, once a creative guitarist, with an artistic vision to collaborate light shows with the psycheldelic sound of the sixties. Shine On You Crazy Diamond was dedicated to him and the legacy he left behind. The beginning of the piece creates a calming sensation that is abrubtly followed by an energetic burst of instruments, suggesting perhaps that Syd could never just be laid back. I believe he was ﬁlled with a sense of wild creativity, when I listen to Pink Floyd’s debut album “The Piper At The Gates of Dawn” (EMI Colunbia, 1967) I hear the work of a wild and creative mind for example, listen to the song Intersteller Overdrive, featuring disjointed, distorted guitar sounds randomly played, this characterises Syd Barret’s “style ' The Music Part I The introduction begins with the fading in orchestra like passage of a string synth pad in the key of G-minor created with an EMS VCS 3, ARP Solina and a Hammond organ. The intro is not unlike that of a feature ﬁlm that promises some unknown adventure, like a building storm.
Oskar Werner is wonderful in the lead. But Truffaut made the mistake of putting Julie Christie in two roles in the same film, which was very confusing, and he eliminated some of the other characters: Clarisse McClellan and Faber the Philosopher and the Mechanical Hound. I mean, you can’t do without those!” Other than the characters in the story, including the score and alternate ending of the film, the movie was superlative. The characters in the story have precise roles and by leaving them out/altering them from the movie hinders the characterization and the originality of Bradbury’s novel. The major alterations in Truffaut’s film deals with the characters and their significance to the novel and movie.
The Rite of Spring is considered a piece that changed about everything there was to know about music. Igor Stravinsky’s methods of composing The Rite of Spring were previously unheard of. For example, the piece begins with a bassoon solo in its highest register (Ewen 788 “20th Century Music”). The solo is notorious because when played it sounds more like an oboe than a bassoon due to the way it was written. The solo has been noted to cause the famous
With the progression of creativity and sophistication, it continues to become a prominent issue and as it should, draws a lot of attention from viewers and movie critics alike. Review of practical examples David Fincher's form of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens with a blasting, teacup-rattling title grouping, in which terrible structures – some mechanical, others natural – overflow with graphic creativity. Ode to the booming riff of Trent Reznor and Karen O's spread of The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin, it’s a forceful statement of intent, as if Fincher's fiercely stamping his authority on a property that was adjusted for the screen two years prior. There is nothing new about Fincher opening his movies with a surprising showcase of sound and symbolism. Pictures of ache and enduring are accumulated by agile, insidiousness fingers to the music of Nine Inch Nails at the start of Seven.
Introduction I’ve noticed that all good films have good music. (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Titanic are just a few examples). This makes me wonder, maybe music is what makes a film, not the story or the visual effects. An anonym internet used said so about the music within the cinema. The comment made reference to the song May it Be, by Enya, included in the Original Soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings, and located within the so-called 'new age' (Williams, 2009) in Irish traditional music (ITM).